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The Film Snobs Dictionary An Essential Lexicon of Filmological Knowledge

From the same brain trust that brought you The Rock Snobs Dictionary the hilarious bestselling guide to insiderist rock arcana comes The Film Snobs Dictionary an informative and subversively funny A to Z reference guide to all that is held sacred by Film Snobs those perverse creatures of the repertory cinema No longer must you suffer silently as Well written enough to be mildly amusing even to a total novice like me I read it cover to cover With that in mind ending a book by two dudes with an entry that seems to pardon a man for murdering his wife leaves a bad taste in the mouth lol

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Some clerk in a “Tod Browning’s Freaks” T shirt bombards you with baffling allusions to “wire fu” pictures “Todd AO process” and “Sam Raimi” By helping to close the knowledge gap between average moviegoers and incorrigible Snobs the dictionary lets you in on hidden gems that film geeks have been hoarding such as Douglas Sirk and The Film Snob s Dictionary is a funny and informed collection of takes on films styles filmmakers and trends that are beloved by those guys behind the counter at Hollywood Express Kamp and Levi are not themselves film snobs but are clearly knowledgeable about film and have a wide breadth of knowledge about the art form which leads to straightforward honest and humorous insights about Pauline Kael nonsensical German Expressionism despite their cherished place among snobs actually entertaining I feel validated and Ai no corrida passe borderline porn The authors stated goal to help bridge the gap between film snobs and mere movie lovers is a noble one and is achieved here This is really fun read The Coquette and the Boarding School really fun Imagimorphia read

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Guy Maddin movies while exposing the trash that Snobs inexplicably laud eg most chop socky films and Mexican wrestling pictures Delightfully illustrated and handily organized in alphabetical order for uick reference The Film Snobs Dictionary is your fail safe companion in the video store the cineplex or wherever insufferable Film Snobs congregat Slight but entertaining Like its companion volume The Rock Snob s Dictionary which I also read and enjoyed this has the double value of being a delicious parody of a subculture even as it functions as a really useful reference for discovering fun aspects of that subculture Imagine The Preppy Handbook with an emphasis on Tarkovsky and Walter Murch instead of Lacoste and Topsiders


10 thoughts on “The Film Snobs Dictionary An Essential Lexicon of Filmological Knowledge

  1. says:

    Being a film buff I wondered if maybe I was a film snob After reading this book I find that I am not thank heavens The auth

  2. says:

    I grabbed this book from a shelf of free offerings from a local library thinking without reading anything in or on the book itself that I was probably a film snob and hoping for recommendations It turns out this is a book

  3. says:

    Well written enough to be mildly amusing even to a total novice like me I read it cover to cover With that in mind ending a book by two dudes with an entry that seems to pardon a man for murdering his wife leaves a bad taste in the mouth lol

  4. says:

    Fun amusing and highly idiosyncratic trip thru moviesfilms Pokes fun at the film snob and spotlights odd corners of the business

  5. says:

    The Film Snob's Dictionary is a funny and informed collection of takes on films styles filmmakers and trends that are beloved by those guys behind the counter at Hollywood Express Kamp and Levi are not themselves film snobs but are clearly knowledgeable about film and have a wide breadth of knowledge about the art form which leads to straightforward honest and humorous insights about Pauline Kael nonsensical

  6. says:

    As a true film snob I can attest to the relevance of many of the entries in this book But there were many that I was unfamiliar with and look forward to following up No laugh out loud moments but I was smiling all the way through Great for a

  7. says:

    Perenial bathroom reading Good uick bite sized chunks of reading filled to the brim with interesting facts useful trivia and truly funny writingStrikes a nice balance it's funny but genuinely knowledgeable it respects its subjects but its not afraid to take the piss out of a sacred cow or two and it's not afraid to call out the reader for being the type of person to own The Film Snob's Dictionary

  8. says:

    Slight but entertaining Like its companion volume The Rock Snob's Dictionary which I also read and enjoyed this has the double value of being a delicious parody of a subculture even as it functions as a really useful reference for discovering fun aspects of that subculture Imagine The Preppy Handbook with an emphasis on Tarkovsky and Walter Murch instead of Lacoste and Topsiders

  9. says:

    A very funny book that is as much a satire of the movie intelligentsia as it is a guidebook for somebody who wants to become one Although too short to be a major resource it still includes plenty of interesting and obscure information And when your reading the most militant passages remember it's tongue in cheek

  10. says:

    Funny only to snobs he contrasts a film snob as opposed to a film buff A film buff loves good movies A film snob loves knowing about movies far than he loves the movie watching experience So true it hurts ditto the rock snob

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